Blowing the whistle: No more pointing fingers at the ref

2008-06-27 00:00

Rory Kockott was the toast of Durban after he kicked a last-minute penalty for a squeaky 28-25 victory over Western Province in their opening Currie Cup match played in Durban last weekend, but the Sharks should be thanking the law-makers.

At first I felt that it was an excellent call by touch judge Kobus Wessels to alert referee Christie du Preez to call on the TMO, Michael Cupido, to rule on possible foul play by Western Province. The replay clearly showed an unidentified Province player having a full go at Sharks prop Deon Carstens. Cupido confirmed the foul play and the rest is history.

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